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Power run lands Kyle Strohl second Mahoning Modified win

(LEHIGHTON, PA. 6-16-18) Soon after Kyle Strohl had a spirited battle with Lou Strohl for the race lead in the headline Modified feature, he then put the race away, powering to a decisive second 2018 victory.

            Starting fourth, K. Strohl utilized a lap two restart to get by Nick Baer and then zeroed in on L. Strohl. Once there the pair engaged in a torrid lead fight. Side-by-side they ran with an occasional bump or two.

With K. Strohl on the outside line, he was slowly creeping ahead by the start of lap eight. Once that circuit was completed he put his nose just upfront. After finally clearing his way he then put his No. 44 into overdrive and was never challenged en route to a ninth career Modified win and 32nd overall.

            “The car was working so much better tonight then the past few weeks and I can’t say enough thanks to my crew for all the hard work they’ve put in,” said K. Strohl.

            “I really have to give a shout out to Lou Strohl for acing me so clean. I know it was a little rough at some points and I’m sure it looked pretty heated from the grandstands – I know it was from my seat.”

            K. Strohl was so strong that by the time he reached the checkers he had stretched his lead over runner-up John Markovic to over 3-seconds.

           “The season is still young and if we continue to run like this I think we can make a good statement towards the championship,” he surmised.

            Markovic himself was having an outstanding run. At mid-race he unseated Earl Paules for second spot and like K. Strohl was able to pull away from the pack, however, the race leader had already been checking out, leaving him to settle for a solid second.

            “We stumbled across a couple little things that really turned this car around the past few weeks and it’s been really beneficial,” said Markovic, who has been very fast of late.

            “That kid (K. Strohl) is such a good talent and an all-around good kid and I’m glad to see him win. I was trying to run him down but it was obvious it wasn’t going to be enough so I knew it was best to just hold my line and settle for second.”

            Point leader Brian DeFebo, who turned the fastest lap of the race, was third, almost two seconds behind Markovic. Gene Bowers had another strong outing in taking fourth while Bobby Jones rounded out the top five.

            Frankie Althouse parleyed his outside front row starting spot into his second Late Model win of the season.

            Althouse jumped ahead of Samantha Osborn at the outset and then set sail. Without the hassle of any cautions, Althouse was able to run hard enough to maintain his lead and hold off Mike Sweeney for the win, which was also beneficial to his current point lead.

            2016 Street Stock champion Jon Moser was no match for the field on this night.

Even though Jared Ahner showed the way early on, Moser had him figured out, taking the lead after just six laps. From there on it was no contest as he cruised to his first win of the year.

Hard charging Corey Edelman came on strong in the waning laps and notched second spot over Cody Geist as the checkers waved.

 

            For the first time in 20 years a Wambold has won a Modified race. BJ Wambold held off Earl Paules to the checkers in the Sportsman Mod event.

            Wambold started from the pole and was able to fend off Paules as well as Devin Schmidt for the popular win. His grandfather, “The Legend” George Wambold, last won a Modified feature in 1997.

            Ricky Yetter was finally able to shake his early season woes as he picked up his first win since returning after a one year hiatus.

            Yetter did have a little luck come his way. Rookie Vince Fegley Jr., was leading and handily at that.

Fegley was on the cusp of scoring an upset win as he confidently raced in the lead and maneuvered around traffic like a seasoned veteran. However, his great run got sidetracked with three laps to go when he suddenly veered out of line and scrapped the back straight wall. Yetter seized that opportunity and over the final lap held off fast approaching Billy Lowden Jr., for the win.  Fegley was third.

The Hobby Stocks had a special 40-lap feature that awarded $400 to win but prior to the start an anonymous donor added an additional $100.

With the high stakes it became an exciting event, especially for the lead position. Al Arthofer was showing the way but hot on his heels was Beau Drobot.

Steadfastly Drobot hounded Arthofer, finally getting the upper advantage with 12 lap to go. Once he prevailed on that task he was smooth and solid en route to his second win in a month’s time.              

 

Modified Feature Finish (35 Laps): 1. Kyle Strohl, 2. John Markovic, 3. Brian DeFebo, 4. Gene Bowers, 5. Bobby Jones, 6. Earl Paules, 7. Nick Baer, 8. Lou Strohl, 9. Jack Ely, 10. Joey Jarowicz, 11. Rick Kirkendall, 12. Ron Haring Jr., 13. Kristy Arthofer, 14. Cody Geist, 15. Corey Edelman

 

Late Model Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. Frankie Althouse, 2. Mike Sweeney, 3. Paul Koehler Jr., 4. Jeremy Miller, 5. Samantha Osborn, 6. Kenny Hein, 7. Matt Wentz, 8. Jacob Kerstetter, 9. Nick Kerstetter, 10. Taylor Schmidt

 

Street Stock Feature Finish (30 Laps) 1. Jon Moser, 2. Corey Edelman, 3. Cody Geist, 4. Jared Ahner, 5. Mark Deysher, 6. Stacey Brown, 7. Shayne Geist, 8. Jamie Smith, 9. Jillian Long, 10. BJ Wambold, 11. Randy Schlenker, 12. Todd Ahner, 13. Ken Erney III, 14. Rick Reichenbach

 

Sportsman Modified Feature Finish (25 Laps): 1. BJ Wambold, 2. Earl Paules, 3. Austin Beers, 4. Devin Schmidt, 5. Blair Culhane, 6. Avery Arthofer, 7. Joe King Jr., 8. Kassidy Altemose

 

Dirt Modified Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Ricky Yetter, 2. Billy Lowden Jr., 3. Vincent Fegley, 4. Mike Stofflet, 5. Jeff Parker, 6. Corey Edelman, 7. Dave Chapman, 8. Bill Sittler, 9. Mary Peck, 10. Colton Perry, 11. Larry Beers

 

Hobby Stock Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Bo Drobot, 2. Al Arthofer, 3. Todd Geist, 4.Trisha Connolly, 5. Michael Wambold, 6. Justin Merkel, 7. Lyndsay Bush, 8. Peyton Arthofer, 9. Ryan Berger, 10. Cody Boehm, 11. Shawn Kistler, 12. Kassidy Altemose, 13. Peter Maier, 14. Travis Solomon, 15. Jacob Boehm, 16. Gunner Zeiner, 17. Tiffany Wambold, 18. Devin Schmidt, DNS: Tad Snyder

KRAUSE TAKES EMOTIONAL FATHER’S DAY WALL VICTORY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Andrew Krause of Holmdel nailed down an emotional stock car victory at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night of Father’s Day weekend in the All American Auto Group Racing Series. After his Pete and Elda’s Bar/Carmen’s Pizzeria Modified 40-lap win, Krause dedicated the victory to the memory of his father, Cliff Krause. The senior Krause, who passed away in January, promoted the speedway for several years. His family still promotes the track today.
Jackson’s Steven Reed took the lead at the drop of the green flag but Krause and a host of others were charging to the front. Krause was the first to get to Reed and made an outside lane pass on lap seven. Soon Eric Mauriello and Jimmy Blewett, both of Howell, joined Krause and Reed in the top four.
As the race neared the halfway mark Reed and Blewett battled fiercely for the runner-up spot before the caution waved when Blewett stopped with a flat tire. Once action resumed Krause raced home for the emotional victory and stopped Blewett’s win streak at five victories. Reed, Mauriello, Blewett and Ricky Collins of Willow Grove, Pa. completed the top five.
“This is a very emotional weekend for my family so this win really means a lot,” Krause said after the victory. “My father has done so much for me and my family. He has done so much for this great place.”
Eric Lane of Howell raced to his second victory of the year in the companion 25-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars. Lane took the lead near the halfway mark after early leaders Kevin Davison of Howell and Jarret DiGiantomasso of Jackson tangled in turn four. Lane then survived his own restart trouble before taking the win. Farmingdlae’s John McCormick, Davison, Brick’s Robert Sutphin and Eddie McCarthey of Pt. Pleasant wrapped up the top five.
Point race leader Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. took the win in the 25-lapper for the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks. Defending champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester was second, with Elliot Wohl of Bayville and Bob Haberstick and Bryan O’Shea, both of Wall, completing the top five.
Sal Liguori of Hazlet won his second straight Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stock main event over defending series champ Brian OsBorn of Howell. Wall’s TJ Graves, Neil Rutt and Mike Lavery were third through fifth.
Mike Alcaro of West Milford was tops in the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars 25-lapper with Nick Van Wickle of Edgewater Park and Kyle Dealaman completing the top three. Shannon Mongeau of Manchester won the 25-lap Mike’s Performance Center Limited Late Model feature over Brick’s Joe Mongeau and Harry Schaeffer of Carteret.
The All American Auto Group Racing Series continues this Saturday evening (June 23) with the Modifieds in a 40-lapper, the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars in twin 25-lappers, the Factory Stocks in triple 25-lappers and the 4 Cylinder Stocks in a 25-lapper during Ladies’ Night activities. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m., with qualifying set for 5:45 p.m. and feature race action set for 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night racing action continues through early October with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com.
Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address isckmotorsports@aol.com.
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RACE RESULTS
MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. ANDREW KRAUSE, HOLMDEL, 2. Steven Reed, 3. Eric Mauriello, 4. Jimmy Blewett, 5. Ricky Collins, 6. Jason Treat, 7. Blake Barney, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Tyler Truex, 10. Chas Okerson
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ERIC LANE, HOWELL, 2. John McCormick, 3. Kevin Davison, 4. Robert Sutphin, 5. Eddie McCarthy, 6. Michael Rising, 7. Larry Thompson, 8. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 9. Kyle Scisco, 10. Jonathan Laureigh, 11. Joe Cooley, 12. Jake Nelke, 13. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 14. Andy Wolko, 15. Louie Keraitis, 16. Robert Vassilatos, 17. Roland DeMartino, 18. Chris Oswik
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE MONTANO, FREEPORT, N.Y., . Scott Riggleman, 3. Elliot Wohl, 4. Bob Haberstick, 5. Bryan O’Shea, 6. John Bowers, 7. Ron Booth, 8. Gerry Koenig, 9. Tom Rajkowski, 10. Tony Bartone, 11. Theresa Collins, 12. Richie Byrne, 13. Robert DePonte, 14. Tim Majek, 15. Robert Ptaszynski, 16. Matt Badessa, 17. Waylon Speer, 18. Nancy Riggleman, 19. Kenny Green.
4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. SAL LIGUORI, UNION BEACH, 2. Brian Osborn, 3. TJ Graves, 4. Neil Rutt, 5. Mike Lavery, 6. Chris Silvestri, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Jennifer Schultz, 9. Darren Burdge, 10. Darianne McLaren, 11. Jeff Loesch, 12. Willie Davis, 13. Bill Schwartz, 14. Richard Smith
LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MIKE ALCARO, WEST MILFORD, 2. Nick Van Wickle, 3. Kyle Dealaman, 4. Peter Bruno, 5. Joe Fresco, 6. James Van Wickle, 7. Roger Nickerson, 8. Joe Przyblinski, 9. Bill Petrolino, 10. Chris Hammett
LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1.SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Joe Mongeau, 3. Harry Schaeffer, 4. Rick Kopf, 5. Greg Gastelu, 6. Mike Tillett, 7. Rob Moorman, 8. James Moorman

Calvin Rose, Jr. scores first victory in Super Late Model at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Calvin Rose, Jr. of Turner raced to a career-first Super Late Model win Saturday night, topping the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing program at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Rose, a Street Stock champion at the track two years ago, moved up to the top class last season and won Rookie of the Year honors.  But victory eluded him and the family race team for the first time in awhile after being successful at every level coming up through the local racing ranks.

A change in equipment just a week ago resulted in a fourth-place finish, their best in a Super Late Model.  Saturday they lined up on the front row and led all but one of the fifty laps in the night’s headline event.

Veteran racer Kelly Moore of Scarborough, a former NASCAR Busch North Series champion and the 1984 track champion at Oxford Plains Speedway, chased Rose to the checkered flag in second position after winning the battle for runner-up honors against rookie Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire.

Scott McDaniel of Livemore, the previous week’s Super Late Model winner, made a late charge into fourth position after starting 21st.  TJ Brackett rounded out the top-five, again gaining several positions racing hard in the outside groove after starting from 17thposition.  Unofficially, Brown reclaimed a narrow lead over Brackett atop the Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model standings.

Matt Dufault of Turner raced to his second Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock division victory of the season in impressive fashion.  Starting from 11th position, Dufault methodically worked his way into contention before getting to the head of the pack at about the halfway point in the 30-lap race.  The win helped Dufault retain his position atop the Street Stock championship standings.

Zach Bowie of Turner was the best of the rest, chasing Dufault under the checkered flag.  Rick Spaulding of Lisbon nailed down his second straight third-place finish.  Tyler King of Gray and rookie Nick Stanley of Oxford completed the top-five rundown.  Seventh-place finisher Andrew Breton of Greene led a good portion of the race before meeting with some misfortune.

Mike McKinney of Berlin, New Hampshire outran all rivals once in front of the field in the Bandit division’s main event.  McKinney swapped the lead with Kurt Hewins of Leeds for much of the 20-lap distance before pulling away after the final restart.

Hewins earned a runner-up trophy, with Waterford’s Jamie Heath driving from 14th starting position to a third-place finish.  Buckfield’s Chad Wills was fourth under the checkered flag.  Current Bandits championship points leader Dustin Salley of Poland rounded out the top five.

Nate Symonds of Casco drove his 1947 Plymouth to victory in a 15-lap showcase for the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association Hobby division.  Mark Bowie of South Paris was the runner-up in a six-cylinder Dodge Charger from just slightly over 50 years ago.  Jesse Miochaud hauled all the way from Caribou to claim a third-place trophy.

Thomas Brackett of Auburn won his sixth Rookie division race of the season, with Waterford’s Brady Heath a close second-place finisher.

The Budweiser Championship Series at Oxford Plains Speedway resumes this Saturday night, June 23, with the North East Classic Lites joining all five weekly divisions, including the Super Late Models.  Kid’s racecar rides will also be available.  Post time is 7:00 p.m.  For more information please visit oxfordplains.com or call (207) 539-8865.

Unofficial finishes from the Saturday, June 17 Budweiser Championship Series racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway; Oxford, Maine; showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

Budweiser Super Late Model (50 laps) 1 8 Calvin Rose, Jr., Turner; 2 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough; 3 47 Gabe Brown, Center Conway, NH; 4 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore; 5 61 TJ Brackett, Buckfield; 6 09 Jeremy Davis, Tamworth, NH; 7 90 Derek Kneeland, Sebago; 8 41 Tracy Gordon, Strong; 9 03 Scott Moore, Anson; 10 51 John Peters, Westbrook; 11 9 Alan Tardiff, Lyman; 12 00 Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Candia, NH; 13 54 Ryan Deane, Winterport; 14 25 Shawn Knight, South Paris; 15 7 Ben Lynch, Charlotte, NC; 16 29 Austin Teras, Gray; 17 11 Steve Chicoine, Portland; 18 77 Bryce Mains, Bridgton; 19 72 Scott Robbins, Dixfield; 20 60 Tim Brackett, Buckfield; 21 36 Ryan Robbins, Dixfield; 22 Ivan Kaffel, Raymond; 23 09 Justin Drake, Burnham.

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Street Stock (50 laps) 1 61 Matt Dufault, Turner; 2 21 Zach Bowie, Turner; 3 36 Rick Spaulding. Lisbon; 4 11 Tyler King, Gray; 5 62 Nick Stanley, Oxford; 6 09 Mark Turner, Norway; 7 33 Andrew Breton, Greene; 8 4 Jordan Russell, Norway; 9 27 Patrick Thorne, Standish; 10 52 Mike Nichols, Livermore Falls; 11 67 Dan Brown, Peru; 12 56 Addie McDaniel, Bridgton; 13 99 George Haskell, Casco.

Bandits (20 laps) 1 08 Mike McKinney, Berlin, NH; 2 54 Kurt Hewisn, Leeds; 3 91 Jamie Heath, Waterford; 4 52 Chad Wills, Buckfield; 5 18 Dustin Salley, Poland; 6 2 Shaun Hinkley, Oxford; 7 71 Chris Foster, Lisbon; 8 5 Jake Hall, Oxford; 9 77 Rob Crepeau, Minot; 10 12 Adam Sanborn, West Paris; 11 1x Kevin Varney, Mechanic Falls; 12 1 Brandon Varney, Mechanic Falls; 13 44 Jeff Libby, Auburn; 14 24 Travis Verrill, South Paris; 15 4 Tyler Libby, Auburn; 16 55 Dean Jordan, Jay; 17 6 Cody White, South Paris; 18 05 Gerard Cote, Oxford; 19 8 Jeremy Lauzier, Rumford.

Figure 8 (20 laps) 1 4 Kyle Kilgore, South Paris, 2 00 Larry Lizotte, Poland; 3 41 Greg Durgin, South Paris; 4 2 Dale Lawrence, Lisbon; 5 07 Kyle Glover, Oxford.

Rookie (15 laps) 1 3 Thomas Brackett, Auburn; 2 91 Brady Heath, Waterford.

Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association Hobby (15 laps) 1 25 Nate Symonds, Casco; 2 P38 Mark Bowie, South Paris; 3 08 Jesse Michaud, Caribou; 4 48 George Harding, Fairfield; 5 97 Kevin Waterhouse, West Paris; 6 7x Adrian Williams, Warren; 7 66 David West, Appleton; 8 4 Alan Gassett, Saco; 9 6 John West, Appleton; 10 2 Bubba Dow, West Paris; 11 111 Neil Martin, Freeport; DNS 5 John Knapp, Bowdinham.